GOP Congressman Offers Alternative to the Green New Deal

Minnie Murray
April 5, 2019

Northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz announced his "Green Real Deal" Wednesday afternoon during a news conference on Capitol Hill.

Gaetz said he believed in climate change, adding that "history will judge harshly my Republican colleagues who deny the science of climate change".

Trump received loud cheers as he laughed at the men who are fearful of the Congresswoman: "You have senators who are professionals that you guys know that have been there for a long time, white hair, everything ideal, and they're standing behind her, and they're shaking, they're petrified of her". "Similarly those Democrats, who would use climate change as a basis to regulate out of existence the American experience face the harsh reality that their ideas will fail".

"I've been living like a completely depraved lifestyle", she said in the video, something that her many critics on the right of American politics would probably agree with.

"Do we really believe that if we outlaw cars, cows, planes and buildings that the rest of the world will follow?" The Green Real Deal, "rejects regulation as the driving force of reform", and instead relies on the work of the private sector to better the environment.

Gaetz urged deregulation of the energy sector as well as federal lands to enable research and development of renewable energy in the U.S. He also called for a modernization of the nation's electric grid, and proposed market-sustainable incentives for solar energy.


The congressman went live on Twitter, standing behind a podium carrying a sign that said "Green New Deal", only with the word "new" crossed out and replaced with "real".

Gaetz emphasized that the Green Real Deal does not include a carbon tax because "it would merely report carbon producing jobs, it would not reduce global emissions".

Max Rose talks about the Green New Deal on MetroFocus, Apr. 2, 2019.

The Republican politician stated: "I'm only afraid that we're going to be too hard on the Green New Deal and they're not going to do it because I want them to do it".

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., this week reminded President Donald Trump that Congress "didn't ask" for his tax returns, but demanded them.

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